Kilcummin Rambling House will take place on 6th March at 8.30pm.
MASTERGEEHA F.C. LOTTO
There was no winner on Friday 27th February. Numbers drawn were 3, 6, 12 & 18 Consolation prizes were €100 Lyno €60 Kieran Martin Laghey, Co. Donegal €30 David Flavin, 62A St Brendans Tce, Killarney €30 Noreen Nagle, Mastergeeha, Kilcummin €30 Ciara Nagle, Mastergeeha, Kilcummin Draw will take place in The Village Inn Kilcummin every Friday night, Jackpot now €4,350
Kerry cup U12 Mastergeeha 1 Camp 1 (3-2 on penalties). In the penalties Mastergheea just shaded it winning 3-2. All involved tried their best and deserved to go through to the next round of the cup.
U13 Kerry Cup Killarney Celtic A 5 Mastergeeha 0. The lads were knocked out of the Kerry cup by a better Cetic A side in this local derby.
TEEN TALK SPIRIT
A four week programme for young people in our parish attending 1st year in Post Primary School will begin on Friday March 6th. Details are in a letter which the parents of the young people will receive in the coming days. If you do not receive a letter please contact Claire at 087-2259993 or Theresa 087-7457750. The programme is free of charge.
The monthly meeting will be held on Thursday 5th March (note change of date) at 8pm in the Rural Development office. Senator Marie Moloney will attend on the night. All ladies welcome.
The parents association are holding a Table Quiz on Friday March 13th at 9pm in the Klub Bar. Teams of 4 adults, 4 children or mixed teams. All welcome. €10 per adult, €5 per child. For more information contact Catriona Doolan 087-9573877
Good luck to all our members competing in Sult Na nOg competitions this weekend! Enjoy the day!
MUSIC SESSION: We had an enjoyable monthly music session last Sunday and although a lot of our members were attending The Gathering Festival in Killarney we were delighted to welcome a new member to our session and hope that we can build on this for our next monthly session which will be around the end of March. Date to be announced! All welcome.
MEETING: Our next branch meeting will be held this Tuesday 3rd March at 8.30pm in the Rural Development Office. All members to attend if possible as important decisions will be made at this meeting and we need people to express their opinions in order for us to act in the members' best interests. Anyone interested in joining our Branch is also very welcome to attend.
PROMOTING IRISH: The County Board are organising a meeting for you this coming Tues 3rd March at 8pm in the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee. Anyone who is interested in promoting the Irish language within the County will be very welcome!
GAA CLUB EASTER CAMP
This will take place between 31st March and 2nd April. Contact Nessa on 087/2897312.
The bicentennial of Kilgarvan poet Christabel McCarthy Downing will be marked by an event in the Carnegie Theatre Kenmare on Friday 6th March at 8.00pm. Christabel was born in Kilfadamore in 1815 and baptised in the old Catholic church in the eastern part of the village. This building doubled as a schoolhouse and she went to school there. She married a Kenmare man, Mr. Washington Downing, in this church in the 1830s.
Her poetry still speaks to people after so many generations. Christabel is best known in Kilgarvan as the author of "The Grave of Macaura" which celebrated the Irish victory over the Normans at Callan in 1261 A.D. This poem appeared in many anthologies and was translated into German. The commemorative event in the Carnegie Theatre Kenmare will be on Friday 6th March at 8.00pm. All are cordially invited.
Scór na bPaistí
Congratulations to the Laune Rangers competitors who did do we in the Mid Kerry Final held in Killorglin in Saturday night last.
Figure Dancing 2nd: Abigail O'Shea, Ella Gamble O'Sullivan, Rebecca Purcell, Laura Patton, Sarah Guerin, Ella O'Donnell.
Special congratulations to the Instrumental Music group and the Quiz team who won their competitions. The Instrumental Music Group will compete in the Kerry South Semi Final next Saturday in Filemore. The Quiz team goes straight thro to the County Final.
Instrumental Music Group: Niamh Doyle, Orlaith O'Sullivan, Liam Healy , Nessa Healy, Millt Foley
Quiz Team: Hugh Fitzpatrick , Eoin Lynch, Eoghan Joy, Cillian Buckley
Winners 19.2.15: Nuala O' Keeffe, Eileen Roche, Jerry Moriarty, Frank Brennan, Una Murphy, Christina Griffin, Peg Brosnan, Maureen Brennan, Mary Moriarty, John Cotter, Helen Leane, Mary B. O'Sullivan, James Murphy.
Winners 26.2.15: Josephine Roder, Kathleen Mangan, John McMahon, John Joe FitzGerald, Hilda Coffey, Mary B. O'Sullivan, James Murphy, Margaret Coakley, Nuala O'Keeffe, Helen Leane, Sheila Kirschhofer, John Cotter, Margaret Gill.
Whist Thursday night 9pm, everybody welcome.
KILLORGLIN CYCLING CLUB
Micheal Sheils Road Race
On Saturday last our club men took to the roads of County Limerick for the Micheal Shiels Memorial race held in Broadford. The club was represented on the day by Micheal E O'Shea in the A2 category and Flor O'Mahony and Brendan O'Sullivan in the A3 category.
The race was run in a handicap format with the A2's starting 2 minutes behind the A3's and the A1's a further minute behind the A2's. It wasn't long before the races had merged Micheal put in a number of attacks to bridge across to the group of 6 that were up the road unfortunately it was not to be his day in extremely windy and blustery conditions which made racing very difficult. Flor was unfortunate to puncture on the second lap which led to an untimely departure from the action for the West Cork native who was riding very well.
The race finished in a bunch sprint vying for 7th place and subsequent remaining placings Brendan O'Sullivan struggling in the final stages managed to make it to the finish with the tail end of the main bunch in the hotly contested bunch gallop taken by Killarney club man Richard Maes. On our way to Saturdays event Derry and John O'Sullivan were spotted in Castleisland doing their Sunday spin on a Saturday!
Darach McCarthy & co
On Sunday the Killorglin riders made a return journey to Broadford for another days racing on a substantially more challenging route. On the day the club was represented by Alan Jones in the A4 race in the A3 category we had Edward "Casey, Peter Clendennen, Flor O'Mahony and Brendan O'Sullivan in the A2 category we were represented by Micheal E O'Shea.
The race was run on a handicap basis over 6 laps of a gruelling 20km circuit which included a long leg breaking climb, with the A2's starting a minute behind the A3 bunch and the A1's a further minute behind the A2's.
It was'nt long before the the A2's and A1's had caught up with the A3's in what was truly a race of attrition, Micheal O'Shea was unfortunate to puncture during the race he quickly got service and rode with grit for the remaining duration of the race.
The remaining Killorglin riders performed well on the day and rode with determination. Next week we will be travelling to Limerick for Ras Lumni for the first round of the Cycling Ireland National Road Race Series.
Church Gate Collection
Our annual church gate collection was held last weekend and we would like to thank everyone who supported us and donated it is very much appreciated. The club would also like to thank the members who kindly assisted with the collections.